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January 2009: 'A string of politicians, including International Secretary Douglas Alexander, Communities Secretary Hazel Blears and opposition spokesmen, have urged the corporation to reconsider its position. Their comments drew criticism from BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons who said some were "coming close to constituting undue interference in the editorial independence of the BBC".'http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7850407.stm
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Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Feb 12, 2012 Malaysia deports Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari
QUOTE: Malaysian authorities have deported a Saudi journalist accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet. Police confirmed to the BBC that Hamza Kashgari was sent back to Saudi Arabia on Sunday despite protests from human rights groups.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Apr 14, 2011 Red State Home Companion
QUOTE: In a multiple-prong attack on NPR, Republicans slashed funding for public broadcasting, then passed an additional “emergency” bill to prohibit independent stations from using federal grants to buy NPR programs... So why go after such a meager sum for public radio, when it means so much to the least-populated areas of America? Spite. Ideology.
New York Times Oct 08, 2009 Cuba bloggers test government limits
QUOTE: [Cuban] Bloggers - many of whom were born after the 1959 revolution - are trying to move debate away from the established official doctrine to exploring social and economic issues
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Aug 27, 2009 To love, honour and obey in Mali: A new family law in Mali is causing a furore, partly because it no longer stipulates that wives have to obey their husbands.
QUOTE: Mali's current law specifically states that a wife must obey her husband, and that is the way things should stay says Mahmud Dicko, president of Mali's High Islamic Council.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Aug 06, 2009 Is free news a thing of the past?
QUOTE: The media tycoon [Rupert Murdoch] has said his News Corp will charge online customers for news content across all its websites.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jul 28, 2009 Call to reverse Nicaragua's abortion ban
QUOTE: The human rights group [Amnesty International] argues that banning so-called therapeutic abortions - undertaken in order to preserve the health of the mother - not only endangers lives but also puts medical professionals in an "unconscionable" position.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jan 26, 2009 MPs call on BBC to air Gaza film: A Commons motion criticising the BBC and Sky for refusing to broadcast a plea for humanitarian aid funding for Gaza has been backed by 112 MPs.
QUOTE: The BBC's explanation that airing the film would threaten its impartiality was described by Labour MP Richard Burden's motion as "unconvincing"....John Ryley, head of Sky News, said that broadcasting the film would be "incompatible" with its objective role.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Dec 11, 2008 Illinois governor faces ultimatum
QUOTE: The attorney-general of Illinois has told under-fire state Governor Rod Blagojevich to quit or she will take legal action against him.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Dec 02, 2008 Guantanamo 'a stain on US military'
QUOTE: The tribunals used for putting suspects on trial at Guantanamo Bay are a "stain on America's military", a former military prosecutor has told the BBC in his first interview since resigning.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Nov 19, 2008 Row over altered US Army photo
QUOTE: The Pentagon has become embroiled in a row after the US Army released a photo of a general to the media which was found to have been digitally altered.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Nov 10, 2008 Mystery of lost US nuclear bomb
QUOTE: The United States abandoned a nuclear weapon beneath the ice in northern Greenland following a crash in 1968....the carrying of nuclear weapons over Danish territory was kept secret.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Oct 29, 2008 Former US mayor jailed for lying
QUOTE: The former mayor of the US city of Detroit has been sentenced to four months in jail for obstructing justice in connection with a sex scandal.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Oct 24, 2008 'Race question mark' over US town
QUOTE: Fayette County residents on the race issue "I'm not voting for Obama, he's black."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Oct 11, 2008 Palin abused power, probe finds
QUOTE: The running mate of US Republican presidential candidate John McCain has been found guilty of an abuse of power, according to a state legislature probe.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Oct 06, 2008 Obama highlights McCain scandal
QUOTE: US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has attacked John McCain's links to a 1980s financial scandal.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 18, 2008 Hackers infiltrate Palin's e-mail
QUOTE: Hackers have broken in to the e-mail of the US Republican vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 11, 2008 Bush 'approved' Pakistan attacks
QUOTE: President George W Bush has authorised US military raids against militants inside Pakistan without prior approval from Islamabad, the BBC has learned.
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 06, 2008 Polish agents tell of CIA jails
QUOTE: "Polish intelligence sources have for the first time confirmed that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret prison facility on Polish soil."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Sep 06, 2008 Tax rich at higher rate, says TUC
QUOTE: "People taking home more than £100,000 a year should pay higher tax rates, the Trades Union Congress has suggested."
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Jun 07, 2007 US Accused Over ‘39 Ghost Detainees’
QUOTE: Human rights groups have asked the US to reveal the whereabouts of 39 people who have allegedly been held in secret CIA-run prisons...The groups urged the US to stop using secret prisons for terror suspects.
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